New Rice in the Pot! August 2008
We got a lot of new shit to list out but here are the ones which have just got into the door in the last few days. We’ll keep updating it as it goes.
Nature Isn’t Mute, Modern Man Is Deaf | CD
Dutch HC delivered thrashing, dissonant with chaotic, crunching power. This one rips a new one for the European scene. Their previous release was recently hailed in Short, Fast & Loud as a “masterpiece”. I’m gonna spend a lot of time with this. A very good release by Pissed Off Records, Melaka!!
#304 September 2008 | Fanzine
– features interviews with John Stabb of Government Issue, The Press, Simply Saucer, XYX, Measure [sa], Cola Freaks, Kulturekampf, and Andy T. It also features an interview with artist Raymond Pettibon (who did the Black Flag graphics back in the day).
#4 | Fanzine
Very thick (96-pages/A4) Malaysian metal zine, features interviews with Impetigo, Headhunter DC, Rabbath Ammon, Levifer, Transgressor, Metal Savage, Nocturnal Vomit & Inside. Special interview with Azmi, the mainman of Black Fire, which goes back to stories about the band beginning from 1982!
Manusia Sistem Keparat | CD-R
Six tracks from Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Pissed-off noisy mix of grind, blastcore and all that is annoying to those who like it preen and proper. Imagine early Disorder meets grind speed and blast beats with an equally hateful vocals.
Greatest Hits | CD
A clean and proper hard-rock version of Ben’s Bitches maybe? Rather humorous take on all things “Malaysian” written from the view points of a cynical expat maybe? Musically fitting for some top pub rocking round town. 12 songs of crisp production and a singer that sounds like he could be in Deep Purple Mark XIV. Those who like Zubira should take note.
RANJAU DI JALANAN
#01 Ogos 2008 | Fanzine – A5 – 60 pages
A new collectively-written zine in Bahasa based in Kulai, Johor. Features interviews with Mohd Jen, Nizang & Din Akar. Tonnes of articles & poems.
#45 | Fanzine
Another very good issue of Razorcake featuring a memorial on Rich Kids on LSD (RKL), pointers on how to start an infoshop and more of the usual columns, reviews and stuff. Personally, this is issue is a MUST HAVE due to the long overdue interview with my personal hero Frankie Stubbs (Leatherface).
RM20 | Very Limited!
Cutsick | CD=R
The Malaysian release of Cutsick’s blistering 7-tracker. The band was here recently but I missed the show and I’m regretting it badly. Those who are harking for the old Australian HC sound from the mid-80s should grab this pronto!
Grind Your Fucking Head | Cassette
17-tracks of uber-grindcore, the tape version of the Deep Six release. “This is pure violence with a beat. It is unadulterated vehemence spewed through a Marshall stack. It is chaos captured in the studio. Rarely have PHOBIA sounded so over-the-top* and that, my friend, is saying something. Each of the 17 tracks on this puppy are threats to the seismic stability of the Earth’s crust,” said Jeb Branin for In Music We Trust
#15 Oct 2006 | Fanzine – A5 – 28 pages
A comic-zine from Brighton, UK featuring pages upon pages of cleanly-drawn tales on travelling, meeting people, hanging out and more. Very cool, breezy read. A Ricecooker Shop reproduction via Mat Nor of Scenery is Free zine.
SCENERY IS FREE
#2 | Fanzine – A5 54 pages
Our good friend Mat Nor’s tales of travelling and living life as a freewheeling Malaysian kid jumping borders and seeing the world on his very own terms. The second re-printing by Ricecooker Shop. Very popular!
TORTURE INCIDENT / AGATHOCLES
Split-CD | CD
26-tracks, value for money! Belgian mincecore mainstays Agathocles meeting with Kuala Lumpur’s very own Torture Incident, fellow mince-meat grinders. Bllleuuurrgghhhh!
Scream of Silence | CD
Self-described as “melodic metalcore”. Debut CDEP featuring 7 songs released by OneSevenTwo Records. Apparently inspired by Caliban, Heaven Shall Burn, Asidia & Dead To Fall.
Dua Tahun Pertama | CD – Digipack
A 10-track collection of early stuff, previously hard-to-get recordings. Emo-violence feat members of Utarid, Kids On The Move, Before She Die, Endthrowphy. This one has been out for a while but finally we got it in stock!